Police Briefs 1/13/2013
Two charged following underage drinking party
Athens Township police recently charged two men following investigation into a Dec. 22 underage drinking party at an Alpine Drive residence.
According to information filed with Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw, Bradley John Sampson Jr., 19, of Sayre was charged with furnishing liquor to minors, corruption of minors and underage consumption of alcoholic beverages. Police said Dylan Ward, 18, of Sayre was charged with possession of a small amount of marijuana and underage consumption of alcoholic beverages.
Police said Sampson and Ward were present at a drinking party investigated by officers at about 8:20 p.m. Dec. 22 at which minors were present. Police said Sampson transported a 30-pack of beer to the residence with the intent of allowing minors to consume it. A preliminary breath test on a 17-year-old male juvenile came back positive for alcohol, police said.
Sampson and Ward are both scheduled to appear before Judge Shaw Feb. 5 for preliminary hearings.
Sayre man charged
Athens Township police recently charged a Sayre man with failure to stop at the scene of a motor vehicle accident.
According to papers filed with Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw, Chase C. Walker, 28, was charged following investigation into a Dec. 30 two-car motor vehicle accident on Elmira Street. Police said Walker's 2012 Chevrolet Tahoe collided with a 1989 Toyota Camry and then continued north on Elmira Street. The Camry had heavy front-end damage and was later towed from the scene, police said.
Walker returned to the scene about 10 to 15 minutes after officers arrived, police said. Walker told police his two-year-old daughter, a passenger in the vehicle, was shaken up following the accident, so he returned to his Queen Esther Drive residence to drop her off and then returned to the scene. No injuries were reported in the accident, police said.
Walker's preliminary hearing is scheduled for Feb. 5.
No injuries in Sheshequin accident
State police at Towanda recently investigated a two-car motor vehicle accident on James Street in Sheshequin Township.
According to state police information, a southbound 2004 Dodge Ram operated by Parker Mathers, 52, of Ulster lost control as Mathers attempted to negotiate a steep uphill right curve in the roadway at about 12:55 p.m. Dec. 29. The road was snow-covered and slippery at the time of the accident, police said.
The Ram then slid clockwise and the rear driver side of the vehicle crossed over into the oncoming lane, striking the front of a 1997 Jeep Cherokee, police said.
Both Mathers and the Jeep's operator, 29-year-old William J. Wulff of Towanda, were wearing seatbelts. Neither Mathers nor Wulff were injured, police said. Police cited Mathers for failure to stay in his lane of traffic, according to police.
Woman arrested for thefts from club
An Endicott, N.Y. woman was recently arrested by Tioga County, N.Y. sheriff's deputies on a charge of third-degree grand larceny.
According to information from the sheriff's office, Valerie M. Demkovich, 43, is accused of making unauthorized personal purchases on a credit card belonging to the Tioga County Boys and Girls Club in Owego while she was an employee there. Police said Demkovich made $10,828 worth of purchases on the card between 2011 and late 2012.
Demkovich was arraigned in Village of Owego court and released on her own recognizance. Demkovich is scheduled to appear in court Feb. 12.
Assault charges filed
A Chemung, N.Y. man was recently arrested by Sayre borough police following a domestic incident.
According to information filed with Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw, Travis Stephen Fedock, 21, was charged with three counts of simple assault and one count of recklessly endangering another person.
Police said Fedock is accused of punching and kicking three people during a domestic incident Jan. 8 at a Cayuta Street residence. One of the victims was holding a 19-month-old child while Fedock struck her, police said. Fedock denied hitting anyone and refused to speak to police, according to police.
Fedock was arraigned Jan. 9 and remanded to the Bradford County Jail in lieu of $50,000 bail. Fedock's preliminary hearing is scheduled for Jan. 15.